Computer Innards And 5 Finger Discount In Joe’s Stash

Front Cover

Front Cover

This is the front cover of the mini intended for our neighbor Hugh.  The background papers are all from DCWV Family Connections.  Although there are some floral patterns the papers are a bit more masculine (to my way of thinking anyway).

I have a Cuttlebug embossing folder that looks like washers.  That inspired me to sneak into Joe’s room and ask if I could dig through his stash of stuff in search of “Embellishments”.  The embossed paper is from some stuff I’ve had for ages and ages and don’t remember who made it or where I got it from.

The two glittered flourishes are from Michaels.  And the “Spinner” image is from Stampin’ Up! in the mini catalog which will expire the 30th of April, 2011.  “Take A Spin” (#122015) is the name of the four stamp set.

Take A Spin #122015

Take A Spin #122015

Sorry it is so blurry.  I used black embossing powder and VersaMark to create the image.  For our friend, this stamp about sums up how we feel about him and the type of person he is.

This is the reason I had Joe in my room affixing the spinner hands to the embossed paper.  He works with all manner of things in a way that is more gentler and affords better results, where as I am one of those slap dash, ham fisted, make it work kind of people that end up having to do things over several times.

Pilfering Joe's stash

Pilfering Joe's stash

Since this mini is for a “Guy” then I felt it only right to add some “guy” type things to this page.  The washers and nut are some of what I pilfered from Joe.

The “Friend” sticker is one I’ve had for many years and has lain in a drawer unloved.  The eyelet is from Stampin’ Up.  The gold stuff on the embossed paper is from Michaels and is “Grecian Gold Rub and Buff”.  I’ve watched several videos on YouTube of Rach0113 that mostly does totally awesome ATCs and she uses the Rub and Buff on mostly everything she does.

This page is not complete, as of yet.  My brain is working at trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the front and not make it “Girly Girl”.

Sound or Video card

Sound or Video card

After taking some of the stuff off this card…and mainly the steel bar at the right

Card added to the page

Card added to the page

I put the whole card on the page.  Notice my totally original and thought provoking use of the 1’s and 0’s 🙂 around the border of the page?  White gel pen from Stampin’ Up! achieved that bit of adornment.  The tag is made using the Stampin’ Up! set Clearly For You #121976.

Butterfly bodies

Butterfly bodies

What ever those “diode” things are, they sure do make really cute butterfly bodies.  Complete with antennae!  The butterfly is one of the several die cuts from a Stampin’ Up! Embosslet named Beautiful Wings.

Page 3 of the mini

Page 3 of the mini

The paper is more of the DCWV Family Connections and the butterfly is the largest one in the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  The “High Tech” sticker is, once more, from a really old set of stickers I have had stashed away for a long time.

These two pages, with the video or audio card attached and the High Tech, are not finished.  I’m trying to figure out how to appropriately thank Hugh for all the hours spent at our house working on Joe’s Windows computer getting it cleared of viruses and updating it.  We’ve paid him for the actual computer swaps Hugh and Joe have gone through but Hugh has always come when Joe calls when the computer doesn’t work quite right.

Page 4 of mini

Page 4 of mini

The tag is another long forgotten item in my stash.  I used to belong to Club Scrap until it became a nuisance of having to have neighbors collect the monthly boxes while I was in some other part of the country at the time and the expense got a little unwieldy after a while.  I do love their stuff and occasionally order from them once in a while.

The flowers are from Prima and Hobby Lobby.  They start life out a creamy white.  I used Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from Stampin’ Up! on the edges of the flowers then spritzed them with my brew of Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Cajun Craze refill inks and Perfect Pearls.

Washers and a "Diode"

Washer and a "Diode"

More results of my pilfering from Joe’s stash of washers and the green thing is a diode deely whopper from one of the circuit boards.

Back side of tag

Back side of tag

This is the back side of the tag.  Another sticker set from Club Scrap that is ages old.  I think this is from one of their 2008 collections that I just could not get excited about.  Looks pretty good here so now it is loved and has a home.

The tag slips into places of the glittered flourishes I didn’t glue down.

Opposing page

Opposing page

I forgot what page this is, but it is to the right of the previous tag page.  The pocket is made from a template I found some where on the internet and I don’t remember where it came from.  The metal bits are from Two-Ten Studios, one of those purchases I made at Whole Lotta Scrap last year when I did the interview with the owner – Leslie.

Yet again, the “Friends” sticker is from my stash of many years in hiding.

Tag insert

Tag insert

The tag insert is from a template.  I have to find where I got this set and post it in my Template Section.  The tab pull is a punch from Stampin’ Up! and the dragonfly is a punch from my real early days of manic shopping in 2006.  That little guy has been hiding in the bottom of a bucket and this is the first time it has been used.

Okay, now for some really fun stuff I’ve done with the computer innards 🙂

Computer gizzies and a washer

Computer gizzies and a washer

One of the computer gizzies is an Intel Pentium Chip (the black one), the other is I don’t know what (green one), another of the little green wire wrapped thing-a-ma-bobs from the computer and a big washer pilfered from Joe.

Lawn mower

Lawn mower

Genius!  Am I right, or what!?  With Joe’s help in making a handle, which I really  needed because the lawn mower resembled a Roomba more than a mower.  Long forgotten and stashed away letter stickers from only God knows when I bought them to create the “Grass Mowing” title and thinly sliced pieces of green paper from Stampin’ Up! I made the grass clippings.

Mostly everything is attached using E6000 adhesive and Glossy Accents.

There is still a lot of work to be done on these pages and I still have three more pages to go in this mini.

My poor Scrubby

My poor Scrubby

For a while I’ll be next to him at my computer as he tries to rest and sleep in this recliner.  He gets some miserable bouts of muscle spasms that go on for quite a long time and the only relief is for me to massage his back until the quivering stops.  I have to get  him, complaining all the while, to sit up to do the massaging.  It is my way of taking his focus off his misery and the spasms to stop.

Plus, the drugs the doctor prescribed for him knock  him out.  Every six hours for one pill and every eight for the other.  Not much sleeping is going to be done by me for a few days but my Scrubby is worth the lack of sleep.

While Joe is sleeping peacefully I’ve found a site on the internet that has captivated my attention.  The Pioneer Woman.  She lives some where here in Oklahoma.  I was searching for a recipe (the day before the whole back issue) on seasoning pork chops to be covered with some luscious stuffing Joe made last Thanksgiving and has been in our freezer since then.

I have to confess.  I’m a snob *hanging my head in shame*.  I thought people that lived out in the middle of nowhere on farms and ranches lived in the dark ages.  This website has given me a right good kick in the pants and altered my view of living in the boonies.  It is full of photos of the livestock they care for on the ranch.  Her photography I’m totally green with envy over.  Her style of writing is laced with humor and I enjoy reading her posts.

Sorry Lynn if you feel abashed at my snobbery.  For some reason I have not equated you with living in the boonies but I think you would enjoy glancing through her website since you are a beekeeper and husband animals on your loving plot of land.

Time to dose my Scrubby with the next round of meds.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn Claridge
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 16:05:33

    Your genius, creativity and talent leave me overawed 🙂 None of that stuff would have entered my imagination at all. I love it! Love the binary doodling around the edge of the page and using diodes for butterfly bodies? Well who would have thought they would look so effective and so darn cute too 🙂 To be honest Leslie I think you have put enough on the pages, I looked and looked and thought you have struck the right balance.
    That lawn mower is a stroke of genius! Marvellous stuff here 🙂

    Poor Joe, sure do hope those spasms ease very soon and leave him painfree. We know it is nature’s way of saying my body is hurting but muscle spasms are agony. Definitely needs two months 🙂

    Love and hugs (gentle ones for Joe)
    Lynn x

    Reply

    • Message In A Fold
      Apr 20, 2011 @ 08:15:13

      Wow. Thank you Lynn. I am humbled by your praises. I’m also glad to hear that you think I’ve done enough to the pages I’ve completed. Especially since I can go over board on most things.

      Thank you for your concern for Joe. The spasms have finally stopped and he got up from his recliner yesterday afternoon and ventured into his room to play a few games of computer solitaire with no ill effects. The trip back was enough to put him to sleep and I had to wake him for the next round of drugs. At least he is eating a little now and then and not in such pain.
      Love you – Leslie

      Reply

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